It should come as no surprise that a place called Velvet Skin Spa specializes in skincare, but it also offers a range of body treatments to accompany its renowned facials. Owner Suzanne Barr-Allamong does everything she can to make the Michigan City spa a one-stop beauty destination, whether she's treating teen and adult acne with facials or soothing tension with a deep-tissue massage. The spa's hair-removal treatments include traditional bikini waxes as well as eyebrow waxes that can transform brows into elegant arches or upside down U's, depending on your preferred nomenclature. A second location in Chesterton focuses exclusively on waxing services.
The interior of Hair Flair could almost be a hairstyling museum. Next to the window, an antique perm machine dangles its medieval tentacles over a mannequin's head. On the wall nearby hang cutting shears and a blow dryer Ben Franklin could have used.
But these vintage curios stay right where they are: on display. Hair Flair's fashion-forward stylists, Wendy Boyk and Laurie Shoupe, rely on modern hairstyling techniques when making clients look good. Together, they ply their beautifying trade for women, men, and children, performing precision cuts, texturizing highlights, and hydrating conditioning services.
Since opening in the early 1990s with just four stores, L.A. Tan has expanded into a national brand that counts more than 180 locations in six states. Members can tan at any location they wish, selecting from services that range from at least five levels of high-end UV beds to spray-tan booths from top brands such as Mystic Tan and VersaSpa. Anyone unsure of how to navigate all the options can seek advice from one of L.A. Tan's certified tanning professionals, who know each tanning bed on a first-name basis. They also give consultations, build custom packages based on individual skin type, and offer take-home products that help tans last longer. Dependent on the location, spray tanning systems will vary; call desired location for further details.
Most treatments at Roco Tan & Spa take less than 12 minutes. Meaning clients get in, get beautiful, and get on with their day. Five levels of European UV beds are available in stand-up and lay down varieties, with tiers of amenities so that clients can enjoy cooling breezes, improved facial tans, and all-over body coverage. Clients can even multitask in the tanning beds with the Twilight Teeth bleaching system, which whitens teeth while tanning. In the Pura Spray Tan booth, nozzles shoot out UV-free tanning spray to create a streak-free tan in under five minutes. The hydration booth is a 20 minute session that leaves your skin soft for days, thanks to vitamin-enriched liquids, steam, and optional body-swaps with Downy bears.
In 2006, the staff at Ms Nails began decorating nails with brightly-colored polish. Since then, they've moved to a downtown Valparaiso location, expanded their team of nail techs to include a massage therapist, started to provide hair services, and built upon their service menu to incorporate CND shellac manicures, facials, and massages. One can only assume that their continued growth will manifest itself in the hiring of a mascot shaped like a giant nail file, though these rumors have no basis in reality.
With a history stretching back nearly 30 years, Tan City of Valpo prides itself on its well-trained team. Techs assist guests with all their needs, from choosing between UV and spray tanning to picking the best lotion and accelerator, and their clean bronzing studio offers a variety of each. Besides imbuing skin with golden hues, they also provide teeth whitening, using their own Maxx White system.